Optimist has incorporated Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) as a valuable service for children, adolescents and their families, so that the client can remain in the least restrictive environment and transition between treatment levels when necessary.
This service provides short-term, intensive and one-to-one treatment for severe behavioral problems that are presenting a potential barrier to the client successfully functioning in their current environment/level of care.
Since Optimist provides a wide range of services to youth and families, TBS is a key modality for children in various living situations and is helpful to the youth in our residential program. TBS includes implementing behavior modification techniques, coaching in adaptive coping skills and cognitive-behavioral techniques, providing support and education for the client and caretaker, and providing mentoring and time-structuring activities. TBS goals are collaborative among services and meet objectives that are consistent with assessment, diagnosis and the mental health service plan.
The children receiving TBS are in placement and may have had a psychiatric hospitalization during the previous 24 months. They are also receiving mental health services from a clinician, since TBS is an adjunctive service. TBS is provided to maintain or enhance the functioning of the client and will not be used solely for providing supervision, assuring compliance with probation, as a convenience for teachers, family, other caregivers, or for personal safety issues.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
THERAPEUTIC BEHAVIORAL SERVICES
Optimist Youth Homes
& Family Services
6957 N. Figueroa St. Box 41-1076 Los Angeles, CA 90041-1076
Telephone: (323) 443-3175
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